I hear this question all the time and this year I can answer yes. We don't just want new, we also want better right? You want style and performance. Lapitec does both and some pretty dramatic ways.
Why is this so different from stone or quartz? This is produced using natural minerals without any resins or petroleum products. This provides a material that's incredibly heat resistant, up to 2,500 degrees. Quartz on the other hand has quite a bit of resin and shouldn't have hot pans rested on it. Over 200 degrees or so you have reached the limit with quartz. It is simple to maintain and is resistant to: mold, bacterial, acid, solvent resistant, non-flammable and frost resistant. You can use it around fireplaces or out doors. It is insensitive to UV rays.
This product is one of many that you might consider. No one material is right for every project. Each is different, but this is a new option worth considering. We have samples in our office if you're curious to see what it looks and feels like.